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Asthma and exerciseAAsthma and exerciseAsthma and exerciseEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh7.0000000000000065.0000000000000195.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>While asthma should not prevent a child from being active, it is important to make adjustments during physical exercise to minimize the chance of an attack.</p><br><p>Asthma should not stop your child from exercising. All children should play and stay active. Your child can exercise if your child’s asthma is under control. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Exercise can make some children's asthma worse, but you can take regular asthma controller medicines and other precautions to lessen their symptoms. </li></ul>
Asthme et exerciceAAsthme et exerciceAsthma and exerciseFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh7.0000000000000065.0000000000000195.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Même si l’asthme ne devrait pas empêcher un enfant d’être actif, il est important d’ajuster les exercices physiques en fonction de l’asthme, afin de réduire la probabilité d’une crise.</p><p>L’asthme ne devrait pas empêcher votre enfant de faire de l’exercice. Tous les enfants devraient jouer et être actifs. Votre enfant peut faire de l’exercice si son asthme est contrôlé.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> L’activité physique peut aggraver l’asthme de certains enfants, mais vous pouvez administrer des médicaments d’entretien usuels contre l’asthme et prendre d’autres précautions afin de diminuer les symptômes.</li></ul>

 

 

Asthma and exercise1485.00000000000Asthma and exerciseAsthma and exerciseAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh7.0000000000000065.0000000000000195.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>While asthma should not prevent a child from being active, it is important to make adjustments during physical exercise to minimize the chance of an attack.</p><br><p>Asthma should not stop your child from exercising. All children should play and stay active. Your child can exercise if your child’s asthma is under control. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Exercise can make some children's asthma worse, but you can take regular asthma controller medicines and other precautions to lessen their symptoms. </li></ul><h2>Minimizing asthma symptoms</h2><p>Exercise can make some children’s asthma worse. There are things your child can do to minimize asthma symptoms: </p><ul><li>Make sure your child is taking regular asthma controller medicines.</li><li>Make sure your child warms up before and cools off after exercise.</li><li>Your doctor may tell your child to take a reliever medicine 15 to 20 minutes before exercising. This will help to prevent asthma symptoms. </li><li>If your child has asthma symptoms during exercise, he should take breaks and exercise for short periods.</li><li>If your child has severe asthma symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, he should stop exercising and follow his asthma action plan. </li><li>Your child should wear a scarf to cover the nose and mouth when exercising outdoors in cold weather.</li><li>Your child should not exercise outdoors when it is very hot or humid, or when the air pollution or pollen index is high.</li><li>Remember your child’s airway may be swollen and inflamed after an asthma episode. Give your child time to return to normal before starting exercise again.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/asthma_exercise.jpgAsthma and exerciseFalse

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